WELLY WEEK A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thursday 3rd November 2011

Dr Gordon McGlone accepting a £500 cheque from Roland Martin, Headmaster of RendDr Gordon McGlone accepting a £500 cheque from Roland Martin, Headmaster of Rendcomd College and Junior School

Over 1,000 people throughout Gloucestershire wore their wellies to raise money for local nature conservation charity, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in October.

Over 1,000 people throughout Gloucestershire wore their wellies to raise money for local nature conservation charity, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in October. Rendcomb College and Juniors supported the fundraising campaign with 500 staff and pupils paying £1 to take part by wearing their wellies all day at school! Today, Rendcomb headmaster Roland Martin presented the Trust with a cheque for £500.

Dowty Wearing their Wellies for Wildlife

“It is very important to us as educators to ensure that our young people understand the important role they have as responsible caretakers of the world in which they live,” said Roland Martin, headmaster of Rendcomb College. “It is a pleasure to support Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in this venture and we hope that the valuable work that the organisation does continues to be valued.”

Around the county, over 1,000 people pulled on their wellies to support their favourite local conservation charity. Taking part so far; GE Aviation (Dowty Propellers), Vivid Consultancy, First Churchdown Rainbows and Quenington Brownies who had great fun making welly biscuits. St Lawrence C of E Primary School, Lechlade had a welly morning on the 18th October, and St John’s Ambulance Youth Club is also holding a welly evening on 11th November as part of their Eco badge work!

Mike Dilger, BBC One Show Presenter

Even BBC TV’s The One Show presenter Mike Dilger took part by pulling on his wellies, “Wear your Wellies for Wildlife is a brilliant way of having fun as well as raising money for Gloucestershire 

Wildlife Trust. Getting my wellies on always equates to visiting somewhere that is (a) very moist and muddy(!) and (b) always brilliant for wildlife.”“Wear your Wellies for Wildlife has been a HUGE success and there is still time to take part,” said organiser Jan Ryder, of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. “We want to thank everyone who has joined in to help us raise over £1,500 to protect Gloucestershire’s wildlife and wild places!”

The welly fun will end this year on the 23rd November with a special 'silent' auction of celebrity signed wellies! From Stephen Fry to Kirstie Allsopp, Sir Michael Parkinson to Hollywood film star Sienna Miller, you could own your own novelty pair and raise money at the same time! Find out more about the celebrity signed welly auction. 

 

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